The Liberian government has purchased a DNA machine to help properly investigate rape and sexual gender based violence crimes in the country .
Making the disclosure, President George Weah expressed joy as he announced the DNA Testing Machine in Liberia during the observance of International Women’s day .
“This will bring relief to survival of sexual based violence as well as alleged perpetrators,” President Weah noted.
According to Mr. Weah, more rape cases were visible during the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, when cases of sexual, domestic, and other forms of violence were faced by women.
President Weah stated that when health authorities announced lockdown as a way of containing the virus during the crisis, women and girls became a threat in their homes, resulting to an increase in rape cases in various communities.
He described the incident as terrible and unacceptable under his regime, thus prompting the Ministries of Health and Gender, Children and Social Protection as well as key partners to meet and find a way of tackling the situation .
In another development President George Manneh Weah also lauded women for their role played in the country and their various home.
He said his government will promote women leadership, and as feminism in chief, his title is not about making women stronger, because they are already strong, but changing the way the world perceived their strength.
The Liberian leader shower praises on women in both public and private sectors during the celebration of International Women’s Day.
Mr. Weah said his government has put in place measures to empower girls and women in the country .